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20 Cents - Elizabeth II Anzac Spirit - Confident

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Anzac Spirit - Confident) -  obverse20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Anzac Spirit - Confident) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2018
Value 20 Cents
0.20 AUD = 0.14 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 11.3 g
Diameter 28.65 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

ANZAC Spirit

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
IRB

Reverse

Chinese-Australian Sniper William "Billy" Sing taking aim with his rifle at Gallipoli.
Surrounded by a sprig of three poppies on a curved stem
Angular shapes to left, right & top outside inner circle

Lettering:
20
CONFIDENT

Edge

Milled

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint in conjunction with Australian Newspapers released this NCLT coin as part of a 15 coin series called "Anzac Spirit" in October/November 2018.
To get a coin you had to obtain a paper token from the newspaper and redeem it at a cost of $3.00. Different tokens were published each day for just over 2 weeks (hence 15 coins).
The Anzac Spirit coins are commemorating  the "Values that Defined our Nation"

Eleven of the 15 coins released in the series are 20 cent coins and four of them are 50 cent coins. They were issued in a collector coin card. This 20 Cent coin is not meant for circulation however it is legal tender.
 
This particular coin refers to the Confident Value.  Trooper William "Billy" Sing of the 5th light Horse Regiment was a Chinese-Australian who served in the Australian Imperial Force during WW1. A skilled and experienced rifleman, he became the leading Australian sniper during the Gallipoli campaign. Sing was nicknamed "The assassin" and "The murderer" for his deadly skill. Sing became so proficient at his trade, the Ottomans reputedly brought in their own crack shot, "Abdul the Terrible", to track him down. Yet Sing survived both Gallipoli and the Western Front, earning the Distinguished Conduct Medal and returning home to Queensland.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2018  3.05 UNC in Coincard

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20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Anzac Spirit - Confident)